There is no greater immediate need than hunger. To fulfill this need with access to healthy foods, Live Well Alabama partners with emergency food assistance sites throughout Alabama.
These sites include after school feedings, emergency backpacks, food distribution programs, food pantries and summer feedings. Promotional changes facilitated in these sites include point-of-distribution prompts, such as food demonstrations, family-friendly educational materials and recipes, to increase awareness of preparation and uses of healthy items provided at emergency food assistance sites.
In 2017, Live Well Alabama facilitated initiatives in 36 emergency food assistance sites in 28 Alabama counties reaching more than 3,250 residents. These initiatives included the following:
- 31 food pantries
- 2 summer feeding sites
- 1 emergency backpack program
- 1 after school feeding site
- 1 tribal food distribution program